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Genius Scan+

by The Grizzly Labs
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.4
  • Brand new document border detection algorithm: more accurate and faster
  • New design for the camera preview, aspect ratio is now preserved
  • You can now customize the default signature when exporting a document
  • We also fixed an issue in the page scrolling view

Product Details

  • ASIN: B00A7W29BE
  • Release Date: November 16, 2012
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,200 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Scan important documents and export them to cloud services
  • Automatic border detection, perspective correction and color enhancement
  • Organize your scans in multipage documents
  • Send scans as PDF or JPG formats

Product Description

Genius Scan turns your Android device into a pocket scanner. It enables you to quickly scan documents on the go and email the scans as JPEG or PDF.

In addition to email, Genius Scan provides easy upload to Box, Dropbox, Evernote or any other cloud service app installed on your Android phone.

The Genius Scan scanner technology includes smart page detection, perspective correction, image post-processing. It allows you to build PDF documents with multiple scans.

Still not convinced? Genius Scan has more than 8 million users and has been featured multiple times on the different mobile app stores.

But first, the key features (aka.: what makes this scanner different from the camera)
✔ Detects page frame and corrects perspective
✔ Enhances the scan with color or black-and-white post-processing
✔ Emails the scans as JPG or PDF
✔ Creates PDF documents with multiple scans
✔ Export documents to any app supporting JPG or PDF files
✔ Documents are processed on the phone, not sent to a third-party server

Wondering how our users use Genius Scan?
✔ To quickly scan a form you just printed when you don’t have a scanner
✔ At the university, to take a picture of a whiteboard
✔ On the road, to archive receipts
✔ To make a copy when you have no copier available
✔ To archive handwritten notes or share them with colleagues
✔ Save the perfect recipe after cooking
✔ Save handwritten memos, or book pages for future reference
✔ Share a good restaurant menu on Twitter

✩✩✩✩✩ "This is an absolutely amazing app." -

✩✩✩✩✩ "Next time you plan to hit the road don't forget to download a copy of Genius Scan to make life easier for yourself and your accounting department". -

✩✩✩✩✩ "Great scanner! It replaced my flatbed scanner for all my documents"

✩✩✩✩✩ "This scanner app works great and is easy to use. I played with it for a few minutes and actually got some work done. Superb!" - rafirondon

✩✩✩✩✩ "One word: awesome... and useful" - farewellraymond

Technical Details

  • Size: 9.1MB
  • Version: 1.4
  • Developed By: The Grizzly Labs (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Required to be able to access the camera device
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 90 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
106 of 123 people found the following review helpful
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This appears to be a nice little app (from the reviews I've read). I own a Kindle Fire HD. I recognize that this app really wasn't designed for my device. As others have stated, it's amazing that so many have complained about this app not working well with their Kindle.

I have a piece of advice: Be patient. I think it is just a matter of time before Amazon develops a Kindle with a rear facing camera. Many folks have expressed their dismay that the current model Kindle Fire HD has only a front facing camera. Amazon is probably listening and I suspect the next model Kindle will include a front and rear facing camera.

Just for fun, I did a test run with my Kindle Fire HD. This App really does work on the Kindle Fire HD (however, it is awkward). The instructions in the "Help" section of this app are very simple. Sharing and exporting images is easy. Obviously, good lighting is essential to capturing good images. There are options for image quality, image enhancement and color or black and white. I took a random photograph of a document. E-mailing the image was extremely simple. I sent the image to myself and the image integrity was excellent.

Kindle users, if you really want this App, you can can add it to your wish list for future purchase. Or, you could even buy it now for limited use. Either way, when the new Kindle Fire comes out with a rear facing camera (and if you plan to upgrade)... you'll be ready.
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69 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding May 31, 2013
I bought Genius Scan a few months ago and am delighted with it. I travel a lot and need to quickly image receipts for expense reporting. This works so well that I can image on the fly (as I get the receipt) instead of hunting through my bag after I get home. I also use it instead of copying important personal documents, then auto back them up. It does a nice job on a wide variety of documents even in poor lighting. It's now an essential app for me - I wonder how I lived without it!
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97 of 116 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great app May 31, 2013
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To the genius who wants it removed from the "kindle" store, this is not the kindle store it is the amazon android app store. This app does what it says it does assuming you know how to use your device. Quit bashing developers because you can't figure it out. It was also pretty clear from the photos that it used a camera. This is a perfectly fine app and is free today, it would be worth the 99 cents too
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Android Document Scanner May 31, 2013
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This is the best document scanner for Android that I have found. I have tried several other apps, and this one has by far the best edge detection and superior image processing. While it may be lacking OCR, you can always export to Evernote or any other program. Thanks for a great product.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great App May 31, 2013
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Works perfectly on my Xoom. App allows you to easily crop the scans, name, and file them. You can easily set the quality of the scan, and depending upon the ambient lighting available, choose to use your flash if it is needed - you have to press the small icon at the top left of the screen. Easily moved into a document and has a number of options for export - the one I use most is Dropbox. Overall, a great app.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple and clean UI. Works good May 31, 2013
By Iconaw1
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Works great. Not sure why all the bad reviews. Yes it takes a front facing camera... More than just Kindle users have the amazon app... Yes it takes a picture but then converts it to a black and white PDF file... Can your camera do that? No. It's a great little app.
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77 of 95 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad... May 31, 2013
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I wish the app was a little more intuitive and the help would elaborate a little more. At first glance, you wouldn't think you could grab previous photos from your gallery, but you can. Click camera then click the landscape icon. What's the difference between scan and document? Help doesn't tell you. I think you can create multi-page documents by moving scans to specific documents. But you wouldn't know unless you tinkered with stuff. No real adjustments to enhancing the scan, either color or b/w. Finer tuning adjustments would have been nice.

But all in all the app does what is supposed to do.
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54 of 66 people found the following review helpful
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I didn't expect to get a laugh out of the people reviewing the FAOTD today! PEOPLE PAY ATTENTION! This is an app for devices with REAR FACING CAMERAS!

Also open your eyes, there are a LOT MORE ANDROID devices out there than Kindles.

As for the app, it let's you turn a picture into a pdf etc. Then you can email it or send it to dropbox or other cloud storage.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 9 days ago by Cheepotlee
5.0 out of 5 stars well worth it
this is an amazing application. I wanted to snap pictures of 82 pages because I got ticked off at the clerk who wanted a dollar a page for copies. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Charles Van Cleef
5.0 out of 5 stars As advertised....
It is really hard to write an effective review on an app, as everyone has different expectations. That said, the basic expectation is for it to work as advertised. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ima User
4.0 out of 5 stars so far its been very helpful for work.and in keeping receipts for...
Have only used it one day but really liking it. Scans are clear and easily transferred to the email of others.
Published 3 months ago by Tabitha E. Sneeden
3.0 out of 5 stars good app, not the best
Please add an option to scan color images like Cam Scan. It's also missing a option to select the camera resolution. Read more
Published 3 months ago by L. Puentes
2.0 out of 5 stars Just ok
I really have not found that this was something that I want to use. I can't figure it out so I really don't like it
Published 4 months ago by joan wasdovitch
5.0 out of 5 stars lifesaver
This is awesome! Saved my hind end just this morning, with being able to email a scanned copy of my son's field trip form!
Published 4 months ago by Brandi
5.0 out of 5 stars it is absolutely genius
This is one of my favorite apps. Whether personal or business this gets the job done. I needed to sign some papers for a house and wasn't able to and didn't have access to a fax. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great App Great Quality
The app works well and takes great pictures and converts them well to text documents. I highly recommend it for anyone with a need to make copies with their cell phone.
Published 4 months ago by AmazonKing
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Camera app is horrible. Have to turn kindle upside down. No good way to take a scan!!! Sad to have purchased.
Published 5 months ago by Carrielee Carnicki
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